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Kuwait oil workers to push ahead with strike

Kuwaiti oil workers will go ahead with a strike starting on Sunday, their union head said, rejecting an offer from the state oil company to suspend the implementation of public sector pay reforms.   Kuwait Petrol

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Qatar Airways CEO rejects consolidation in Gulf

Qatar Airways’ chief has said he was not in favor of regional consolidation, rejecting any need for the Gulf region to join in the trend for mergers which has raised airline profitability elsewhere in the world.  

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Bahraini MP warns against raising retirement age

A plan to raise the age of retirement in Bahrain by five years to 65 has sparked controversy. Independent MP Jalal Kadhim Al Mahfoudh strongly rejected the proposal, warning that the move would have a detrimental impact on the young and increa

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India's top court rejects appeal of Bombay blasts convict

India's Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday (July 21) a last-minute appeal by Yakub Memon, the only person to be condemned to death for a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993, clearing the way for his execution this month after two decades in

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Jordan rejects IMF-proposed new taxes

Jordan’s Finance Ministry has rejected proposals from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to increase sales and other taxes, according to a report. It has presented a package of alternative measures to increase revenues an

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Scotland rejects independence, UK remains intact

Investors in British financial assets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, spared a prolonged and unprecedented degree of uncertainty from the United Kingdom splitting apart after Scotland voted against independence. Stocks were c

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Egypt court rejects religious slogans in poll

Egypt's highest court has ruled that parts of a revised election law setting out terms for a parliamentary vote were unconstitutional, casting fresh doubt over a poll that has already been delayed.

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Syria rejects Arab league transition plan

Syria rejected on Monday a request by Arab League foreign ministers that President Bashar al-Assad hand over power to a deputy and set up a new unity government, saying the plan was part of a "conspiracy against Syria." "Syria rejects the

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